Goodmortgage is a full-service online lender offering mortgage options to borrowers of all types, including those with prior credit issues and little money for a down payment.
Founded more than 20 years ago, Goodmortgage is the retail lending arm of First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation (FGMC). FGMC is a full-service wholesale and correspondent lender headquartered in Plano, Texas. It purchased Goodmortgage in 2016.
- Adjustable-rate (ARM)
- Rate-and-term refinancing
- Cash-out refinancing
- Non-qualified mortgage (non-QM) loans
- Home equity loans
Goodmortgage does not provide lender fee information on its website. Keep in mind most lenders charge at least an origination and application fee.
If you’re looking to keep lender fees low, Goodmortgage offers a number of programs that can lower your obligation at closing. FHA, USDA and VA loans may allow you to wrap closing costs into your overall monthly payment, and sometimes they provide the option for the seller to contribute to costs at closing.
Minimum borrower requirements
Goodmortgage generally follows Fannie Mae’s underwriting guidelines for conventional mortgages. Borrowers need a credit score of 620 or better, a down payment of at least 5 percent and a DTI of at least 43 percent. For HomeReady and HomePossible mortgages, borrowers can put down as little as 3 percent.
FHA programs through Goodmortgage require a 530 credit score or better and a down payment of at least 3.5 percent. The lender doesn’t publish DTI requirements, but you’ll generally need a DTI of 50 percent or lower.
Goodmortgage also offers non-qualified mortgage (non-QM) products that allow for a credit score as low as 500.
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